Cabinet

  • Cabinet nod for mobile towers in Naxal belts, to cost Rs 3,216 cr 10 hours 25 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Wednesday approved the long-pending proposal to install mobile towers in nine Naxal-affected states by BSNL at cost Rs 3,216 crore that will be borne by the government. "The Cabinet has approved setting up of 1,836 new base transmission towers (BTS) in Left Wing Extremist affected districts....
  • Centre approves Nagpur Metro 11 hours 54 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Centre on Wednesday approved the 38.215 km long Nagpur Metro project at an estimated cost of Rs 8,680 crore. The project will be funded on equal sharing of cost basis between the state and the Centre with the latter contributing Rs 155 cr as equity and subordinate debt. Nagpur...
  • Cabinet clears 'Digital India' project, seeks to provide all services online 12 hours 14 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Wednesday cleared the ambitious Digital India project which aims to provide all services on Internet and bring even the remotest parts of India on the e-map. Under the project, the government plans to put healthcare, property and other records like birth and death certificates online. Sources also...
  • RBI, Cabinet Secretary scrutinising appointments of PSB chiefs 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Close on the heels of Syndicate Bank Chairman's arrest for alleged graft, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said government will deal with PSU lenders sternly and is scrutinising recent appointments of bank heads. "Time has come to be strict with PSU banks. I have urged the Cabinet Secretary...
  • Just 3 months into office, Narendra Modi admirers feel he's reverting to UPA's script August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: As an election campaigner, Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised sweeping market reforms to revive economy and put the country to work. As prime minister, he has dismayed admirers, apparently reverting to the script of the hapless government he defeated. To some of the economists and business leaders who as...
  • Govt to constitute 18-member cabinet committee for industrial development August 13, 2014

    The Bihar government on Tuesday decided to constitute a 18-member cabinet committee for industrial development in the state and to remove all difficulties faced in establishing industries in Lucknow. The Chief Minister will head the committee and Chief Secretary will be its secretary. The state industries department will be its nodal...
  • Government introduces Juvenile Justice Care and Protection Bill 2014 in Lok Sabha August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The government introduced the Juvenile Justice Care and Protection Bill 2014 in Lok Sabha on Tuesday. The Cabinet had last week amended the act paving the way for empowering the Juvenile Justice Board to decide if minors between the ages of 16 and 18 should be tried as...
  • Bihar to decide over formation of Tourism cabinet August 9, 2014

    The Bihar government would explore the possibility of forming a 'tourism cabinet' on the lines of the one existing for Agriculture to spur the tourism industry - a potential revenue earner. "We will take forward the idea of constituting a tourism cabinet combining different related departments like the one for agriculture to boost...
  • Monsoon toll reaches 80 in Kerala August 6, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: At least 80 people lost their life and 156 houses were completely destroyed in rain related incidents since the South West monsoon became active in the state, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said. The government has decided to provide an amount of Rs two lakhs each to the family of...
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  • Cabinet approves 49% FDI in defence, 100% in railway infrastructure August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Moving ahead with the economic reforms, the Cabinet on Wednesday cleared the long-delayed proposal for raising FDI limit in defence to 49 per cent and fully opened up the railway infrastructure segment, like high-speed trains, for foreign investment. The decisions taken at the Cabinet meeting headed by Prime Minister...
  • Cabinet approves changes to Juvenile Justice Act to try minors as adults in rape, murder cases August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved amendment to the Juvenile Justice Act which will give Juvenile Justice Board the power to decide if minors between the ages of 16 and 18 should be tried as adults for heinous crimes like rape and murder. The amendment will give the magistrate...
  • Cabinet may soon take up issue of mobile towers in naxal areas August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The crucial issue of installing mobile towers in nine naxal-affected states, which has been pending for long now, and strengthening of telecom connectivity in North Eastern states will be the next key matters of the Telecom Ministry before the Cabinet. "The Department of Telecom...
  • Ministries asked to implement plans for Modi's big bang I-Day speech: Sources July 28, 2014

    New Delhi: All the Union ministries have been asked to implement as many budgetary proposals as possible before August 10 so that Prime Minister Narendra Mdoi can deliver a big bang Independence speech, said sources in the government. Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth directed the ministries to bring some major reforms before...
  • India to free up extra 10 million tonne wheat in open market July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: India will free up another 10 million tonnes of wheat in the open market, Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Thursday after a Cabinet meeting, as part of efforts to keep a lid on food prices. The government buys rice and wheat from local farmers to build reserves...
  • Cabinet clears 49% FDI in insurance with Indian control July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Thursday approved 49 per cent foreign investment in insurance companies through the FIPB route ensuring management control in the hands of Indian promoters. "The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved raising of FDI cap in insurance sector to 49 per cent from 26 per cent,"...
  • Pressure on India to sign WTO trade agreement July 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Amid sharpening differences between India and developed world on WTO issues, Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will finalise this week New Delhi's stand on Bali agreements including ratification of the trade facilitation pact. The Cabinet meeting on Wednesday( July 23) comes close to the July...
  • British PM David Cameron reshuffles his Cabinet on Twitter July 16, 2014

    London: Getting the latest news on a British government reshuffle once meant waiting outside the prime minister's Downing Street office for ministers to emerge, and judging their fate by the look on their faces. But in the age of social media, David Cameron unveiled a major shake-up of his cabinet...
  • Union Cabinet defers decision on gas pricing by three months June 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Amidst reports of a hike in gas and kerosene prices, the Union Cabinet met on Wednesday and decided to defer the decision on gas pricing by three months. "Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has deferred the decision on gas pricing by three months," said Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan at...
  • Government reconstitutes six key Cabinet Committees June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Thursday reconstituted six key Cabinet Committees, four of which will be headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and two by Home Minister Rajnath Singh. The Committees reconstituted were on Security, Economic Affairs, Political Affairs, Parliament Affairs, Accommodation and Appointments. Modi will head the Cabinet Committees...
  • Cabinet approves Modi's decision to scrap GoMs and EGoMs June 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The decision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to scrap 30 GoMs and EGoMs set up by the previous UPA government on Wednesday received the formal nod of the Union Cabinet. Dismantling the legacy of UPA rule, Modi had on May 31 abolished all the 30 Empowered Group of...
  • Akhilesh Yadav reshuffles portfolios of 11 ministers, sacks junior minister June 18, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday sacked a junior minister and changed the portfolios of 11 ministers including 9 of cabinet rank in a major reshuffle of his council of ministers. Yadav removed Minister of State for Entertainment Tax Taj Narain Pandey, an official statement said. Portfolios of nine cabinet...
  • PM Modi scraps 4 Cabinet Committees including that on UIDAI Aadhaar June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Sending out yet another loud and clear signal of his intent for "more governance, less government", Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday scrapped four Standing Committees of Cabinet. The Committees were on Management of Natural Calamities, Prices, World Trade Organisation Matters and UIDAI Aadhaar. Aadhaar was one of the...
  • Cabinet Secy holds talks with government secretaries to curb inflation June 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth met top government secretaries on Saturday. This was the third such meeting after the NDA assumed office on May 27. Sources told CNN-IBN that the discussion took place on ways to control inflation. Sources added that Seth also discussed the prospects of poor monsoon adding...
  • Four ministries to work together for cleaning up the Ganges June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: As part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mission to clean up the Ganges, four ministries would work hand in hand to cleanse the polluted holy river and make it a hub of spiritual tourism. Announcing this at a press conference on Friday after a meeting of the ministries, Minister...
  • Another JD(U) spokesperson quits after cabinet expansion June 4, 2014

    Crisis in Bihar's ruling JD(U) on Wednesday deepened with Sanjay Singh, another legislator unhappy over his ouster from the council of ministers, resigning from the post of party spokesperson. He is the second person after legislator Neeraj Kumar quit as party spokesperson two days ago. Both are considered close to former...
  • Maharashtra Cabinet expansion: Narayan Rane upset with CM Chavan, say sources June 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan's decision to expand the Cabinet by inducting Congress leaders Amit Deshmukh and Abdul Sattar has reportedly not gone down well with state Minister Narayan Rane. Rane, the Industries Minister in Maharashtra Cabinet is upset with Chavan, say sources. He has also conveyed his unhappiness over...
  • Telangana CM Chandrasekhar Rao's cabinet meets informally June 2, 2014

    Hyderabad : The council of ministers of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao held an "informal" meeting on Monday after he assumed charge, sources said. Rao took charge at about 1300 hours in his office in the Secretariat building here after priests performed a puja and blessed him. The Telangana Legislative Assembly...
  • PM Modi meets Council of Ministers two days ahead of commencement of 16th Lok Sabha June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Just two days ahead of the first Parliament session of the 16th Lok Sabha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called a meeting with his Council of Ministers on Monday. The meeting comes in the backdrop of Modi asking his ministers to draft a 100-day action plan for their respective...
  • SIT on black money holds its first meeting June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Special Investigation Team formed by the Centre to probe black money held its first high-level meeting in the national capital on Monday. The meeting was chaired by retired Supreme Court judge Justice M B Shah. SIT Vice-Chairman retired Justice Arijit Pasayat and top officials of 11 high-profile...